As Christmas gets closer, do you find that you are reacting to things that have to be done now rather than planning what needs to be done? That seems to be how I spend the last week or so before Christmas anyway. One thing that I always used to find took longer than I had allowed for it was wrapping presents. Now that I use fabric for wrapping gifts I have cut down on the time taken and I can also feel virtous because the wrapping that I use can be re used, so no need to worry about the rainforests.
This Christmas I managed to find some oranza with silver designs which was really beautiful and also cheap so I am saving money by gift wrapping with fabric.
Wrap the gift and tie with ribbon
Probably not the simplest, but the most conventional way of gift wrapping with fabric is to wrap the gift in the normal way and then use ribbon to hold it all in place. However there are other methods that work really well for bottles and such like.
Wrap bottles with fabric
If you try and wrap two bottles of wine together you ris having them clanking against each other as you carry them around. With fabric wrapping you get round that problem by having fabric between the bottles to cushion them. Place the two bottles in the middle of a square of fabric with the tops facing towards the corners. Fold the fabric over the top of the bottles.
Roll the bottles along the fabric to form a tube. Bring the bottles round so that they are side by side.
Tie the two ends of the fabric in a double knot. This holds the fabric wrapping and place and provides a handle for you to carry your gift.
Wrap books with fabric
The gift that you wish to wrap with fabric may be two books or boxes of similar size. Lay the books on the fabric set apart by the width of the books. Fold two corners over the top of the books.
Fold the books in toward each other. Take the remaining two corners of fabric and tie a knot along the line between the books.
Keeping hold of the corners of fabric, flip the books over and bring the fabric corners together and tie a double knot. This particular one is probably easiest to follow on the video.
Wrap tins with fabric
Last but not least, the catchall way of grift wrapping with fabric which takes seconds. Place the gift in the middle of the fabric. Bring together two corners and tie a double knot.
Bring together the other two corners of fabric and tie another double knot. The knots create a handle making it easy to carry the gift. I know that you can see the gift through this organza, so I would just double the fabric up if I wanted a thicker covering.
Here’s the video: